Hello all, I bought a Canon AE-1 recently after reading it was a great all round for a beginner and I picked one up for pretty cheap. I took it to Cornwall on a short trip armed with some Ektar 100 film. I shot a roll of 36. Or at least I think I did. I should preface my questions with I know nothing at all about photography or cameras. So please explain any answers like I'm 5 years old... So I shot the 36, then when I tried to wind the film back into the canister I assumed the pegs which hold the film in place inside the camera body would release or the mechanism would turn the opposite way to allow it to wind back into the canister. I now know this is not the case and the roll of film came out of the canister and is now, as far as I can tell, useless. My first question is how do you roll a film back into the canister without this carnage happening? (Sorry if this is very basic and painfully obvious... gotta start somewhere, right? ) My second question is once I popped the back (after I gave up on saving the film) I noticed the film didn't look like it had changed at all. I've seen negatives in the past but this didn't look like any imprint had been made on the film at all. Am I missing a step here? Or is there something wrong with the camera/my shooting? I always assumed once you took a shot and you took the film out of the camera to examine it, the negative would appear on the film straight away? Does this step happen when you develop the film? Again apologies if these are very basic or even comical questions. This is all new to me and I've no idea what I'm doing. I've just started reading up on the basics just so you know I'm not a complete lost cause! Thank you in advance.